Taking Your Family on an Alaskan Cruise

The assumption that Alaska cruises are a seniors only sort of vacation is ridiculous. Let’s just think about it a bit.

Families cruising Alaska

Alaska, the state with such serene natural beauty and thousands of hiking trails and outdoor activities like zip lining, glacier walking, and kayaking — does that sound “senior” to you?

Activities in Alaska

Absolutely a cruise to Alaska is an enjoyable vacation for seniors! In fact, many seniors are active and partake in these adrenaline rushing activities. Though, the point I’m trying to make is, you can make your cruise vacation what you want and in Alaska with everything there is to see and do around you, it’s particularly a great experience for families.

mushing on a glacier

Dogsledding on a glacier

The ship is a major factor in the child’s enjoyment onboard. Luxury cruise lines like Silversea, Crystal, and Regent, or even premium plus line Oceania aren’t great options for kids as they provide a more mature, subdued atmosphere. Although Holland America does tend to attract older cruisers, the line does offer a great children’s program, even in Alaska. So do mass market lines like Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian.

Royal Caribbean and Norwegian, particularly, cater to families with their youth program, designed with more age categories so that kids are hanging out with those their own ages. Check out this blog post for tips from Alaska Cruise Specialist and dad Matthew Vaughan.

At shore, our shore excursions program offers an array of family friendly activities from kayaking to flight-seeing and even dog sledding on a glacier. To explore options, visit www.CruiseExpertsTravel.net.

If you’re not sure which cruise ship is right for your family, leave your question(s) below in the comments or speak with one of our Cruise Specialist by calling 1-800-565-2784.

About Vanny

Vanny is Cruise Experts Travel’s Social Media Coordinator. She is a passionate world traveler and has been given an exciting opportunity to share experiences, tips and advice on everything cruising and travel in Alaska.
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